Buckcherry, 'All Night Long' (Eleven Seven)

5
All Night Long
Critical Mass
Label: Eleven Seven

by christopherschultz

Restraint was never Buckcherry's strongest virtue-their most memorable lines remain "I love the cocaine" and "You're a crazy bitch but you fuck so good." The band's fifth album throws caution to the wind along with whatever self-consciousness was left lurking under frontman Josh Todd's chaos tattoo. From its sunrise-as-rebellion title down to its bombastic, comically cocky choruses ("It's a party! There's a party on the way!"), All Night Long posits Buckcherry as your ultimate all-night rager soundtrack; the fist-pumping anthem-makers who are best heard on 5 a.m. IHOP runs.

Very little is off-limits: "Hair of the Dog"–style cowbell clonk, "We Will Rock You" rips with stadium-stomping reverb, a lighter-waving power ballad called "I Want You" that sounds like Cinderella if they'd survived the grunge era. Rock songs about rocking, partying songs about partying; it's essentially Andrew W.K. for the Ed Hardy T-shirt set.

Buckcherry's purist obsession with AC/DC riffs and Steven Tyler lip-licks continues unabated ("Your kitty in the middle is callin'," etc.), but Todd does inject a more world-weary croon. He also has an honest-to-god "Man in the Mirror" moment on antipollution rant "Our World." Too bad such aspirations move them out of their nü-Crüe comfort zone and into the less timeless, post-Aquanet boogie of Great White and Extreme.

?

BUY:

Amazon?

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Ava Luna — Coat Of Shellac " 03:45
  • 2 Young Guv — Ripe 4 Luv " 32:41
  • 3 Big Harp — It's a Shame " 01:57
  • 4 Blood Orange — Delancey " 02:15
  • 5 Gangrene — Play It Cool Feat Samuel T. Herring (of Future Islands) & Earl Sweatshirt " 03:53
  • 6 Jay Electronica — Road To Perdition feat. Jay Z " 03:33
  • 7 Sun Kil Moon — Ali/Spinks 2 " 00:00

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA